The devotional I read in conjunction with my Bible is called, Jesus Calling (I’ve referred to some of it before), and it had the most wonderful reminder in it today! Let me share a bit of what it said…
“Come away with Me for a while. The world, with its nonstop demands, can be put on hold. Most people put Me on hold, rationalizing that someday they will find time to focus on Me. But the longer people push Me into the background of their lives, the harder it is for them to find Me.
You live among people who glorify busyness; they have made time a tyrant that controls their lives. Even those who know Me as Savior tend to march to the tempo of the world. They have bought into the illusion that more is always better: more meetings, more programs, more activity.
I have called you to follow Me on a solitary path, making time alone with Me your highest priority and deepest Joy. It is a pathway largely unappreciated and often despised. However, you have chosen the better thing, which will never be taken away from you. Moreover, as you walk close to Me, I can bless others through you.”
Each word resonated so much with me as I sat in my bed reading that this morning. Have you ever wanted to escape? Escape the world, your troubles, your day’s demands? That is what He asks us to do when He says to “come away with Him”.
As our Lord created relationship and intimacy, so He wants that with us. The Bible talks about the church, the body of Christ (you and I), being Jesus’ bride. He is our Almighty GOD, but also our Lover… and we are His. Can we even begin to wrap our minds around those two extremes? It’s almost crazy, but absolutely incredible.
Jesus is the Lover of your soul. Psalm 57:10 says, “For (His) unfailing love is as high as the heavens. (His) faithfulness reaches to the clouds.” There is no other love on earth like His, none more romantic. He is ALWAYS fighting for you, pursuing you and loving you. He is also jealous, and wants you to want Him too.
There is nothing else in the world that can fill the hole in your heart that was created for the Lord. You will always long for something more… and I dare say, be disappointed, until you are satisfied by His love alone.
Will you come away with Him today? Perhaps it is your name He is calling…
“Arise, come my darling; my beautiful one, come with Me…” Song of Songs 2:13